The desire of a number of partners to present a major exhibition devoted to Gina Pane stems from the same concern for a privileged apprehension of a work whose actions have not ceased to nourish contemporary art since the end of the sixties. At that time, Gina Pane’s research was rooted in body art. For this major event, we do not wish to use the overly monolithic term “retrospective”, but rather to evoke an articulation between two positions:
Re/reading the installations from the late sixties, situating the period of the actions through historical documentation (writings, photographs, correspondence), re/presenting the graphic works that materialized the conception and realization of the actions opposite other current graphic works proceeding from the same approach.
Reading of works dated between 1986 and 1990, including the installation “La prière des pauvres et le corps des Saints” (“The Prayer of the Poor and the Body of the Saints”) created specifically for the Sundial (Chapelle de l’Hôtel-Dieu) in Troyes.